This is the second book in a series, following Throne of Glass and several online novellas. Many more books are expected.
Throne of Glass she was pulled from prison and forced to enter a competition to become the King's Champion. Winning the competition she is forced to work for a man she despises--a man who killed her family and has enslaved most of the continent.
An action packed fantasy novel, Celaena's story in many ways resembles Grave Mercy.
Crown of Midnight pulled me immediately back into this world and has made me anxious for the third book. Some background from the first novel might be helpful but readers will be willing to start with this volume and will be clamoring for more. If you were uncertain about wanting to continue the story after the first volume, keep going. It is worth it.
Plus, look at that warrior on the cover!
ARC provided by publisher at BEA